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Sharon Lawrence (1961)

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Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence is an American television actress. She is best known for the role of Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in the Television series NYPD Blue. The role garnered her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination three times for Outstanding Supporting actress in a Drama series.

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 personal life
Lawrence was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of Earlyn, an education administrator and Head Start supervisor, and Tom Lawrence, a television news reporter for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She grew up in Charlotte and moved to Raleigh in her Junior year of High School and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sharon Lawrence is the Chair of the Women In Film Foundation, a 35-year old organization advancing professional opportunities for women in the global entertainment marketplace. She supports Global Green and World Wildlife Fund to protect the environment and endangered species.
She is an avid scuba diver.

Sharon has played on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home and performed in benefits for Alzheimer's Association in Los Angeles called Night at Sardi's and the What A Pair show for the John Wayne Breast Cancer Center.

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She co-starred with Betty White and Alfred Molina on the short-lived sitcom Ladies Man from 1999 to 2001. She was also a regular on the series Wolf Lake.

Lawrence played Maisy Gibbons, a housewife/prostitute in Desperate Housewives. She was also the star of the short-lived sitcom Fired Up (1997–98). She has guest starred in Caroline in the City, Boston Legal, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Monk, and played Amelia Earhart in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The 37s." She had a supporting role on the short-lived CW teenage drama series Hidden Palms, as Tess Wiatt, and was seen in the Canadian cable television drama The Line in 2009.

In 2009, Lawrence was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as Izzie Stevens' mother on Grey's Anatomy. She also recently guest-starred on Community in the episode titled "The Politics of Human Sexuality".

In April 2010, Sharon Lawrence joined Josh Schwartz's CBS sitcom pilot Hitched. The ensemble comedy revolves around newlyweds Rachel and Brett , who must deal with their family and friends. Lawrence, 48, will play the nosy but well-meaning mother of Rachel. In October 2010, she began a recurring role on One Tree Hill as Sylvia Baker, the mother of Julian Baker who comes to Tree Hill from Los Angeles to plan the upcoming wedding of Julian and Brooke Davis .

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